O-DAYS! Student Union Consent Workshop

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

"Let's talk sex, love, dirty talk, desire, intimacy, rejection, and consent!
Join Ignite Gallery and BAD SUBJECT for a free activities-based workshop providing practical tools to understand consent. This workshop is presented from an anti-oppression and intersectional perspective and is facilitated by a volunteer from BAD SUBJECT.

BAD SUBJECT is a youth-led, grassroots, non-profit group that offers interactive, non-hierarchical, intersectional workshops designed by-youth-for-youth on “Consent” and “Media Literacy: Spotlight on Rape Culture”.

Changing rape culture into consent culture...one workshop at a time!

ABOUT IGNITE GALLERY:
The OCAD University Ignite Gallery, located at 165 Augusta Avenue, represents the current creative voice of all OCAD U students through exhibitions, events and community programs.

ABOUT BAD SUBJECT:
We are an educational initiative that offers activities-based workshops on Consent and relevant topics to youth, educators, and professionals.

We work from an intersectional, anti-oppressive, trauma-informed framework that humanizes both the survivor and the perpetrator.

We are all in this together. We want to change rape culture into consent culture.

Venue & Address: 
Room 544, Level 5, 100 McCaul Street (MCA)
Website: 
http://ocadsu.org/
www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/orientation/o-days-schedule.htm
www.ocadu.ca/gallery/ignite-gallery.htm
www.facebook.com/BadSubject/
Email: 
info@ocadsu.org
Phone: 
416-977-6000, Ext. 341
Cost: 
Free
OCAD Student Union logo

O-DAYS! OCAD Student Union Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Grab a buddy and follow the map to experience and learn about key spots and neighbourhoods around your new campus. Complete tasks to enter into a draw for awesome prizes!

Details: TBA

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Street (MCA)
Website: 
http://ocadsu.org/
www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/orientation/o-days-schedule.htm
Email: 
info@ocadsu.org
Phone: 
416-977-6000, Ext. 341
Cost: 
Free
OCAD Student Union logo

O-DAYS! Student Union Open House

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Check out the space, learn about our services, and meet the team. Here you are welcome to spend time year round whether working on class assignments or needing a quiet place to relax. We will be opening the space with a land acknowledgement, celebrating the start of your new chapter with snacks and announcing the winners for the scavenger hunt. Add your creative flare to the Student Union's new banner. 

ABOUT OCAD STUDENT UNION:
The OCAD Student Union is an independent, democratically run student organization with approximately 5000 members, incorporated as a not‐for‐profit corporation. The OCAD SU is committed to ensuring that the University campus and broader OCAD U community are inclusive spaces where all members are treated with respect and dignity. 

Venue & Address: 
Level 6, 230 Richmond St. West (RHB)
Website: 
http://ocadsu.org/
www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/orientation/o-days-schedule.htm
Email: 
info@ocadsu.org
Phone: 
416-977-6000, Ext. 341
Cost: 
Free
OCAD Student Union logo

O-DAYS! 4th Annual Safety & Wellness Day

Safety & Wellness Day photo
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

New and returning students, faculty, staff and members of the OCAD U community are invited to come and meet the Safety & Security Services and Health & Wellness teams.

Highlights include:

  • Free barber shop haircuts by The Mad One Barber Shop
  • Visit from local Therapy Dogs
  • Food trucks with discounted menus
  • Free food and giveaways
  • Enter-to-win prizes
  • Free self-defense class 
Venue & Address: 
Butterfield Park and Lambert Lounge (Room 187), 100 McCaul St. (MCA)
Website: 
www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/orientation/o-days-schedule.htm
Cost: 
Free

BACK TO SCHOOL: Party & Programming Launch

Xpace event poster
Friday, September 7, 2018 - 7:00pm to 11:00pm

Join Xpace Cultural Centre for our annual back-to-school party, featuring a musical performance by Myst Milano, DJ yummy baby, art by Allana Mae Cooper, Natalie King, and many more - plus snacks and drinks!

TTC from OCAD U: Take the 505 Dundas West streetcar west to Lansdowne Avenue.

ABOUT XPACE
Xpace is a membership-driven artist-run centre supported by the OCAD Student Union and dedicated to providing emerging and student artists and designers with the opportunity to showcase their work in a professional setting.

Venue & Address: 
Xpace Cultural Centre, 2-303 Lansdowne Avenue, Toronto
Website: 
http://www.xpace.info/
www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/orientation/o-days-schedule.htm
Email: 
emily@xpace.info
Phone: 
416 849 2864
Cost: 
Free
xpace event poster

O-DAYS! MATURE STUDENT WELCOME/MIXER

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

As a mature student who is 25+, your experience will be different in many ways and you are not alone.

This annual mature student-specific activity is a great opportunity for our new 25+ undergrads to mix, mingle and get acquainted with other peers. Connect with a few friendly faces before you hit the books, canvas, and/or laptops!

OCAD U staff and current mature students are welcome to attend as welcome ambassadors. Refreshments will be served.

CLICK HERE TO RSVP AND ATTEND THIS ACTIVITY:
www.eventbrite.ca/e/mature-student-welcome-mixer-tickets-48330540949

ABOUT O-DAYS!
www.ocadu.ca/orientation

*Currently on exhibit until September 29: Diagrams of Power showcases art and design works using data, diagrams, maps and visualizations as ways of challenging dominant narratives and supporting the resilience of marginalized communities.

Photo by Sabrina Leeder

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery, 199 Richmond St. West (RHD)
Website: 
www.eventbrite.ca/e/mature-student-welcome-mixer-tickets-48330540949
Email: 
ocadcampuslife@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, Ext. 4021
Cost: 
Free
image of mature students socializing

O-DAYS! BIG-Day! 2018

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm

O-DAYS!—OCAD University orientation—welcomes new and first-year undergraduate students to the university each year. A number of department- and group-specific activities will be planned August 27 to 31, culminating in BIG-Day! (Tuesday, September 4) immediatly following Labour Day, when nearly 1,000 new and first-year undergraduate students will descend upon campus to kick off the academic year:

New undergrad students should watch their (personal/non-OCAD U) email August 23, 2018 for detailed instructions and team assignment for BIG-Day!

  • Team Connection
  • Official Welcome
  • Concurrent Team Activities
  • O-DAYS! Corn Roast
  • Annual AboveGround Art Materials Fair
  • Annual Community Fair
  • Mature Student Coffee Break
  • OCAD U Campus & Community tours
  • OCAD Student Union Campus Scavenger Hunt
  • OCAD Student Union Open House
  • and more!

ABOUT O-DAYS!
www.ocadu.ca/orientation

 

 

 

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Butterfield Park, 100 McCaul Street
Website: 
https://www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/orientation/o-days-schedule.htm
Email: 
ocadcampuslife@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, Ext. 4021
Cost: 
FREE
O-DAYS! BIG-Day! 2018

O-DAYS! Campus Life CONNECT U

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

As part of O-DAYS! 2018, this activity is designed as an informal social opportunity to connect those new undergrads who may wish meet and connect with others in advance of the Labour Day weekend and BIG-Day! (Tuesday, September 4). This activity is hosted by Student Mentor Program. All new first-year undergrads are welcome! Special guest and inspirational speaker Andy Thibodeau will enlighten and entertain! 

CLICK HERE TO RSVP AND ATTEND THIS ACTIVITY:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/campus-life-connect-u-tickets-47850049787

ABOUT O-DAYS!
http://www.ocadu.ca/orientation

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Learning Zone, Level 1, 122 St. Patrick Street or access via Grange Food Court, 113 McCaul St.
Website: 
https://www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/orientation/o-days-schedule.htm
Email: 
ocadcampuslife@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, Ext. 4021
Cost: 
FREE
O-DAYS! 2018 Campus Life CONNECT U

face2face: postcard exhibition 2018

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 9:00am to Friday, September 14, 2018 - 4:00pm

The annual face2face: postcard exhibition, as part of O-DAYS! (OCAD University orientation) is a new student's opportunity to participate in their first on-campus undergraduate exhibition and to introduce themself to the OCAD U community.

Students create a self-portrait postcard to show us who they are. It could be a literal likeness or a metaphorical representation!

Whether it be drawing, painting, collage or photography, traditional or digital, students are encouraged to have fun and play around with the idea of self-image and how they would like to be seen.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University Ada Slaight Gallery Level 2, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto
Website: 
www.ocadu.ca/face2face
Email: 
ocadcampuslife@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, Ext. 4021
Cost: 
Free
banner face2face: postcard exhibition 2018

Connection, communication and temporality in conversations on death and dying

INVESTIGATING CONNECTION, COMMUNICATION AND TEMPORALITY IN CONVERSATIONS ON DEATH AND DYING USING A DESIGN RESEARCH APPROACH

The objective of this project is to develop improved understanding of communication at end of life in order to enhance public dialogue on end-of-life issues and provide insights on use of communication technology in end-of-life service provision. Specifically, this project aims to:

  1. Develop and adapt art and design techniques for engaging in research on the topic of death and dying
  2. To understand how communication technologies are used during decline and death, especially for families at a distance
  3. To develop an example artifact, based on the outcomes of the research, to be used in stimulating dialogue on new ways of understanding connection and the temporal aspects of death and dying

This project explores themes of technology use, connection, communication, and temporality in the dying process. As seniors make up Canada's fastest growing age group, Canadians will increasingly need to confront the experience of "end of life". While death and dying includes conversations on the concerns of healthcare providers about medical care, a more comprehensive conversation about end-of-life encompasses discussions on a broader range of topics, including family dynamics, interpersonal relationships, life experiences, spiritual values and personal beliefs and preferences.

While technology can be a connector for family at a distance, its role when the pace of decline changes is not well understood. This is an especially relevant concern in a time that increasingly sees adult children living at a distance from their parents. When family members are not physically present their understanding of a relative's decline in health is reduced, impacting their ability to respond appropriately, plan, and equally distribute tasks related to the care of their dying loved one. 

This project brings together families, support groups, caregivers, and healthcare providers to better understand the use of communication technology in connecting families at end-of-life. Clients, family/friends, and providers at the Toronto Central Service Delivery Centre of Saint Elizabeth Health Care were invited to participate in interviews and co-design workshops to identify key concepts and themes regarding communication around decline and death. Data from this research will be integral to creating a "Death, Dying and Design" toolkit, intended for design practitioners to use as guidance when engaging in design research on the difficult topic of end-of-life.

Research creation artifacts generated through this project will enrich public discourse and open up dialogue on end-of-life choices. Facilitating dialogue on these choices, such as the decision to die at home, in hospice, or to forego intensification of care, has the potential to significantly impact policy on the provision of hospice or end-of-life care in the home.

For more information, please visit http://deathdyinganddesign.com and The Reflection Room.

 

This research was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

 

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Creator: 
Photograph of a student writing on a whiteboard. Text on the wall describes potential patient reactions to a negative diagnosis
Friday, April 13, 2018 - 10:00am
Lab Member: 
Kate Sellen

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